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Gender: F Meaning of Rebecca: "servant of God" Origin of Rebecca: Hebrew Rebecca's Popularity in 2013: #178

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Rebecca is a name representing beauty in the Bible, an Old Testament classic that reached the heights of revived popularity in the seventies but is still a pretty and prudent choice. The Becca short form is more stylish now than homespun Becky. The biblical Rebecca was the wife of Isaac and the mother of Esau and Jacob. Rebekah was a common form of the name in the bible.

Rebecca's popularity dates back to the Colonial period; after records started being kept, she hit the Top 100 in 1940, and eventually was in the Top 15, now ranking at Number 178. Nickname Becky is a staple in such classics as A Little Princess, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Vanity Fair, while the full form features in the eponymous Daphne du Maurier novel, in Ivanhoe and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.

Famous People Named Rebecca

Rebecca Romijn, American actress and model
Rebecca Skloot, American writer
Rebecca Sophia Clarke, American children's author
Rebecca Clarke, English composer
Rebecca West, English author (born Cicely Isabel Fairfield)
Rebecca De Mornay, American actress
Rebecca Miller, American film director
Rebecca Minkoff, American fashion designer
Rebecca Welles Manning 1944-'04, Rita Hayworth&OrsonWelles' child
Rebecca Gayheart, American actress
Rebecca Black, American singer
Rebecca "Becky" Rosso, English actress; twin sister Milly Rosso
Rebecca Adlington OBE, Olympic medal winning swimmer
Rebecca Field, American actress
Rebecca June "Bec" Cartwright, Australian actress
Rebecca Byler, ex-Amish woman (reality show "Breaking Amish")
Rebecca Krohn, American ballerina
Rebecca St. James, Australian Christian singer
Rebecca Marino, Canadian tennis player
Rebecca Hall, English-American actress
Rebecca Rittenhouse, American actress

Pop Culture References for the Name Rebecca

"Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm," children's novel and movie
Rebecca Howe, character on TV's "Cheers"
Rebecca Rubin, 'American Girl' doll
Rebecca "Bex" Baxter, character in Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter
Rebecca Louise Chadwick, character in The Mother-Daughter Book Club series
Rebecca Chambers, character in the video game series Resident Evil
Rebecca Crane, character in the video game series Assassin's Creed
"Rebecca," novel and 1940 movie
Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis, Jesse's wife on TV's "Full House"{
Rebecca, vagina of Charlotte York Goldenblatt on TV's "Sex and the City"
"Rebecca Lynn," song by Bryan White
"Rebecca Came Back from Mecca," 1921 pop song
"Rebecca," song by Russian techno group Tesla Boy
Rebecca, Japanese pop band

Becca, Beck, Becka, Beckee, Beckey, Becki, Beckie, Becky, Bekka, Bekki, Bekkie, Reba, Rebeckah, Rebekkah, Ree, Reeba, Riba, Ribecca, Riva, Rivah

Rebecca's International Variations

Réba, Rébecca (French) Rebekka, Rebekah (German) Reveka (Greek) Rebeka (Hungarian) Rive, Revkah, Revka (Israeli) Rebecka (Nordic) Reveca (Romanian) Revekka (Russian) Rebeca (Spanish) Rifka (Yiddish)